Hunting a pig for dinner
This contains images of pigs being killed. If you don't like seeing animals killed please don't read this.
We often roast a pig for celebrations and on this occasion I went with my brother-in-law Tao to get the pig. We drove through some farms not far from the village and came to a fenced area with trees, bushes and lots of pigs running around.
Tau had a typical homemade (I don't know who makes them but they look homemade) muzzle loading gun. I was going to say rifle but I don't suppose the barrel was rifled. He disassembled the gun, loaded it with some gunpowder, shot and wadding (maybe shredded bamboo), tamped it all down and reassembled the barrel. He set a fuse with caps from a child's cap gun and set off to find a pig.
I maintained a safe distance between myself and Tau as he disappeared into the bushes.
There was one bang and he emerged with a dead young pig which they prepared back at the house and roasted. Good eating.
If you would like to go on a pig hunt during your photography and painting Thailand discovery holiday we can ask Tau if he will take you.
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